[OT] Dead video card

Jeff Massung massung at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 18:39:01 EDT 2010


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Ian Wood <revlist at azurevision.co.uk> wrote:

> On 16 Aug 2010, at 21:08, Jeff Massung wrote:
>
> > No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC Compatible"
> one
> > for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
>
> Like Bob says, this is not true. Mac and Windows versions of the same
> graphics card models have different firmware. Apparently it's possible to
> flash Windows-compatible cards with the correct firmware to run in a Mac,
> but I've no idea how complex the process is.
>
>
Guys, it's just hardware. If there's no code to run it on the hardware, then
yes, it won't work. But, there's no such thing as a a piece of hardware that
cannot possibly interface with another piece of hardware. One could make an
ATI video card be run from a Z80 micro processor if one felt so inclined.
It's just bytes and cycles, and maybe a little soldering. ;-)

Jeff M.



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